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US Open 2022 Semi-finals Live Updates: Carlos Alcaraz takes on Frances Tiafoe for place in final

US Open 2022 Semi-finals Live Streaming and Updates:  Carlos Alcaraz, of Spain, right, shakes hands with Jannik Sinner, of Italy, after Alcaraz won their match in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships, early Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Well into the fifth hour and the fourth set of his US Open quarterfinal against Jannik Sinner, in what was already a high-quality, high-octane encounter, Carlos Alcaraz proved exactly why he has been touted as men’s tennis’ next superstar. The 19-year-old was much the better player in the early stages of the match, winning the first set. But Sinner, two years his senior, weathered the storm brilliantly to go into the lead. He targeted Alcaraz’s weaknesses in the second set more, and despite the Sp...
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Horoscope Today, 10 September 2022: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

The daily horoscope is determined by the position of the moon and sun. A person’s personality is determined by the traits and characteristics given in his horoscope. How would you feel if you come to know what’s going to happen throughout the whole day before starting your day in the morning? Horoscopes give us a hint about all the things that we are going to face for the entire day. Read the daily predictions given below for each horoscope to find out what is in store for you today in your luck. Aries: Today, you are blessed by the moon, which may make you happy. last week’s crunch is now over, with the help of blessing, you may get reciprocation of your hard work, and with the help of your subordinates, you may be able to initiate your postponed work. There are some gains in your busi...
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Panchal and Bharat shine for India-A

Finally, there was cricket.Some 65 minutes after the scheduled start on the second day, the second ‘Test’ between India-A and New Zealand-A at last got underway: the steady drizzle had stopped and the dark clouds drifted away from above the picturesque KSCA Stadium on Friday morning. The cricket was riveting, too — until rain brought an early close with about 25 minutes still remaining. The host had reached 229 for six, a considerable improvement from its score earlier in the day. After the visiting seamers did well to send all the three century-makers from the first ‘Test’ back to the dressing room rather quickly, skipper Priyank Panchal (87, 148b, 12x4, 2x6) and wicketkeeper K.S. Bharat (74 batting, 104b, 10x4) staged a splendid fightback with their fifth-wicket stand of 117.&...
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Men in Blue now have more questions thrown up than answers

A stop-start campaign has unsettled the readiness of Rohit’s side for the bigger challenges A stop-start campaign has unsettled the readiness of Rohit’s side for the bigger challenges The Asia Cup was meant to offer the perfect testing ground for the ICC men’s T20 World Cup which commences in Australia in a little over a month. For India, a stop-start campaign here raised more questions than answers for the bigger challenges ahead.The side, no doubt hampered by injuries to Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel and Ravindra Jadeja, fell below expectations by crashing out in the Super 4 stage. The inconsequential tie against Afghanistan on Thursday gave India the chance to tinker with the batting order. Skipper Rohit Sharma took the day off, allowing Virat Kohli to open the innings. The...
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Asia Cup: Hasaranga the hero as Lanka thrash Pak in dress rehearsal before final

Wherever Pakistan gazed, they could see the beaming, laid-back Wanindu Hasaranga. He teased them with the ball, picking three wickets – those of Babar Azam, Khushdil Shah and Ifthikar Ahmed; he pocketed two composed catches near the boundary rope; hatched the run-out of Mohammad Nawaz with a bullet throw, and then wrapped up the chase of 122 with a four, a brace, and another four. When he arrived at the crease, at the fall of the fifth wicket, Pathum Nissanka had soaked the tension with an unflustered 55. But the Asia Cup has witnessed bizarre collapses and brain-fades. Hasaranga ensured there was none. He is Sri Lanka’s Mr Reliable, with the ball, on the field and as a finisher. Perhaps as a leader of their attack too, always feeding inputs to the bowlers, not just spinners but seamers...
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Wanindu Hasaranga helps Sri Lanka down Pakistan in Asia Cup final dress rehearsal | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga led Sri Lanka's bowling charge to set up a comfortable five-wicket victory over Pakistan on Friday in their dress rehearsal for the Asia Cup final. Both teams have already booked their place in Sunday's title clash at the warm-up tournament to the Twenty20 World Cup in October-November. Hasaranga returned figures of 3-21 with his leg-spin to help bowl out Pakistan for 121 in 19.1 overs after they elected to field first in Dubai. Sri Lanka slipped to 29-3 in their chase before Pathum Nissanka (55 not out) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (24) put on a key stand of 51 as the island nation achieved their target with three overs to spare. Sri Lanka ace the dress rehearsal before the final to end the Super Four phase on a high 👊#SLvPAK | #AsiaCup2022… https://t.co/75Q76...
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Need to get balance in batting order to close out games: Harmanpreet Kaur

In the Birmingham Commonwealth Games final, India, chasing Australia's 162, were on course at 118 for 2 before losing the plot and were bowled out for 152 in 19.3 overs. In the Birmingham Commonwealth Games final, India, chasing Australia's 162, were on course at 118 for 2 before losing the plot and were bowled out for 152 in 19.3 overs. Closing out games has always been a cause of concern for the Indian women's cricket team, and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur believes the solution to this problem lies in getting the right balance in the batting order. In the Birmingham Commonwealth Games final, India, chasing Australia's 162, were on course at 118 for 2 before losing the plot and were bowled out for 152 in 19.3 overs. "We are working on that. I know for a long time these things are troubli...
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Risky for me to participate in National Games: Neeraj Chopra

Claiming that it would be a ‘bit risky’ to compete in the National Games after ‘just recovering from a groin injury, Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra hinted he might skip the event despite an Indian Olympic Association (IOA) missive making it mandatory for ‘eminent athletes’ to take part in the event. A day after clinching the Diamond League Finals title in Zurich, Chopra said: “The plan was that Zurich would be the last competition. Now suddenly the date for the National Games has come up. I had spoken to the coach and he said I need to rest. I just recovered from a groin injury. There was a plan to go on a vacation; my family and friends are here for a week or so. I won’t be able to train. So this will be a bit risky. I’d like to start focusing on next year.” Chopra isn’t the only top a...
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Iga Swiatek vs Ons Jabeur: where the US Open final could be won and lost

It has been a long time since the final of a women’s Grand Slam was contested by the two best players in the world. The last time two top-5 seeds played the final of a Major was at Wimbledon 2016, and two top-10 players have only played for the title three times since then. So, it’s fitting that the sense of occasion could be heightened by a tactical battle. Different shades of Swiatek To a casual viewer, Swiatek’s route to the final makes sense. She was unbelievably dominant on tour for the first half of the season and is the undisputed World No. 1. But her run at the Open this year has been a stark departure from her early-season dominance. That final feeling 🙌 Ons Jabeur and Iga Swiatek will battle for the women's singles title!@Cadillac Iconic Moments | #USOpen pic.twitter.com/Lmew...
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AIFF president, secretary general meet FIFA chief, hold ‘constructive’ discussion

The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) top two officials, including newly appointed president Kalyan Chaubey, held an “encouraging and constructive” discussion on Indian football with FIFA chief Gianni Infantino . Chaubey, a former goalkeeper who has represented both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal in his playing days, was accompanied by the national federation’s new secretary general Shaji Prabhakaran. “AIFF President Mr. Kalyan Chaubey and Secretary General Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran called upon FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino at the FIFA Office in Doha, Qatar on Friday, Sept 9, 2022.” “They had an encouraging and constructive meeting with the FIFA President on the future development of Indian Football,” the AIFF said in a statement. “Discussions were held on key aspects of developmen...
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Dauda brace takes Mohammedan Sporting to semifinals

Kolkata giants Mohammedan Sporting overwhelmed a young and talented Kerala Blasters side 3-0 in the first quarter-final of the Durand Cup. Full Time! What a way to announce his arrival! Dauda came, Dauda saw, Dauda conquered! A fantastic brace by the Nigerian forward helps @MohammedanSC seal their spot in the semis.#MDS 3-0 #KBFC#MDSKBFC ⚔️#VYBK 🏟️#DurandCup 🏆#IndianOilDurandCup 🏆#IndianFootball ⚽ pic.twitter.com/E9QpElCbL1 — Durand Cup (@thedurandcup) September 9, 2022 A brace from debutant Nigerian Abiola Dauda (59′ 84′) and a first-half strike by SK Faiaz (17′) ensured a smooth ride to the last four for the Black and White brigade. MDSP, despite missing key players like Faslu and Abhishek Halder due to injuries and suspension, were on the front foot from the outset and it seemed lik...
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AIFF president, secretary general meet FIFA chief, hold ‘constructive’ discussion | Football News – Times of India

DOHA: The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) top two officials, including newly appointed president Kalyan Chaubey, held an "encouraging and constructive" discussion on Indian football with FIFA chief Gianni Infantino on Friday. Chaubey, a former goalkeeper who has represented both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal in his playing days, was accompanied by the national federation's new secretary general Shaji Prabhakaran. "AIFF President Mr. Kalyan Chaubey and Secretary General Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran called upon FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino at the FIFA Office in Doha, Qatar on Friday, Sept 9, 2022. AIFF President @kalyanchaubey & Secretary General @Shaji4Football called upon @FIFAcom President Gianni Infantino a… https://t.co/wquk6FqzTp— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) 1662...
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On comeback trail, Ajinkya Rahane slams double ton in Duleep Trophy

On a comeback trail, India Test discard Ajinkya Rahane and Yashasvi Jaiswal hammered double centuries as West Zone put a pedestrian North East Zone attack to the sword by amassing 590 for two in their Duleep Trophy quarter-final here on Friday. Sent into bat, Rahane (207 batting) and Jaiswal (228) toyed with the North East bowling line-up and added 333 runs for the second wicket. The classy Rahane, who has played many a memorable knock in the Test arena, seemed to enjoy the hit in the middle as he feasted on the North East bowling.  Not known to be a six hitter, Rahane sent six over the rope, apart from his 22 fours to stamp his authority on the second day. Earlier in the day, Prithvi Shaw was the first man to be dismissed by the opposition team when spinner Ankur Malik had him caught b...
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Third test between England and South Africa to resume on Saturday

England’s third and deciding test against South Africa at The Oval will resume on Saturday after the second day was postponed on Friday following the death of Queen Elizabeth. “Cricket will resume on Saturday to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and honour her remarkable life and service,” the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said. The opening day was washed out by rain on Thursday and there will be no extra day tagged on, meaning that the series decider is effectively now a three-day test. “We have been in discussions with Cricket South Africa but they have to fly home on Tuesday to spend a few days at home before heading to India and Australia,” the ECB said. “Tomorrow (Saturday) is therefore confirmed as day three of a five-day Test Match.” Domestic and recreational...
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On comeback trail, Ajinkya Rahane slams double ton in Duleep Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: On a comeback trail, India Test discard Ajinkya Rahane and Yashasvi Jaiswal hammered double centuries as West Zone put a pedestrian North East Zone attack to the sword by amassing 590 for two in their Duleep Trophy quarter-final on Friday. Sent into bat, Rahane (207 batting) and Jaiswal (228) toyed with the North East bowling line-up and added 333 runs for the second wicket. The classy Rahane, who has played many a memorable knock in the Test arena, seemed to enjoy the hit in the middle as he feasted on the North East bowling. Not known to be a six hitter, Rahane sent six over the rope, apart from his 22 fours to stamp his authority on the second day. Earlier in the day, Prithvi Shaw was the first man to be dismissed by the opposition team when spinner Ankur Malik had him caugh...
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Navgire set for debut against England as India look to address finishing woes

The focus will be on the Indian women team’s finishing woes with the bat when it takes on England in the first of the three T20 Internationals here on Friday. After the loss in the final of the Commonwealth Games to Australia, India’s second wicketkeeper Yastika Bhatia was axed at the expense of some bold inclusions in uncapped Kiran Prabhu Navgire and Dayalan Hemalatha, both power-hitters. Maharashtra batter Navgire, who plays for Nagaland, hogged the limelight with her record 162 not out against Arunachal Pradesh in the Senior T20 Trophy earlier this year, after which she was roped in by the Velocity squad for the T20 Challenge. Navgire showed her power-hitting abilities by smashing the fastest fifty in the T20 Challenge in May, and it remains to be seen if she is picked ahead of her...
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Third Test between England and South Africa to resume on Saturday | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England's third and deciding Test against South Africa at The Oval will resume on Saturday after the second day was postponed on Friday following the death of Queen Elizabeth. "Cricket will resume on Saturday to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and honour her remarkable life and service," the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said. Cricket to Resume and Pay Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II https://t.co/UuHn6BIemT— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1662728313000The opening day was washed out by rain on Thursday and there will be no extra day tagged on, meaning that the series decider is effectively now a three-day Test. "We have been in discussions with Cricket South Africa but they have to fly home on Tuesday to spend a few days at home before heading t...
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Navgire set for debut as India look to address finishing woes in T20Is vs England | Cricket News – Times of India

CHESTER-LE-STREET: The focus will be on the Indian women team's finishing woes with the bat when it takes on England in the first of the three T20 Internationals on Friday. After the loss in the final of the Commonwealth Games to Australia, India's second wicketkeeper Yastika Bhatia was axed at the expense of some bold inclusions in uncapped Kiran Prabhu Navgire and Dayalan Hemalatha, both power-hitters. Maharashtra batter Navgire, who plays for Nagaland, hogged the limelight with her record 162 not out against Arunachal Pradesh in the Senior T20 Trophy earlier this year, after which she was roped in by the Velocity squad for the T20 Challenge. Navgire showed her power-hitting abilities by smashing the fastest fifty in the T20 Challenge in May, and it remains to be seen if she is picked...
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Need to get balance in batting order to close out games: Harmanpreet kaur

Closing out games has always been a cause of concern for the Indian women’s cricket team and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur believes the solution to this problem lies in getting the right balance in the batting order. In the Birmingham Commonwealth Games final, India, chasing Australia’s 162, were on course at 118 for 2 before losing the plot and were bowled out for 152 in 19.3 overs.”We are working on that. I know for a long time these things are troubling us. We need to show some patience and after a while we will start getting the results also,” Harmanpreet said on the eve of the first T20I against England here on Saturday. “That is why this time we have added two more batters Dayalan Hemalatha and KP Navgire in the side who can finish the game for us. They have done really well in domesti...
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2nd Unofficial Test: Panchal, Bharat shine as India A score 229/6 against New Zealand A on Day 2 | Cricket News – Times of India

HUBBALLI (Karnataka): Skipper Priyank Panchal's dogged 87 and a fighting unbeaten 74 by wicket-keeper Kona Srikar Bharat took India A to 229 for six on the second day of the rain-hit second unofficial Test against New Zealand A. After the first day's play was called off due to rain, the truncated second day saw 66 overs being bowled, and most of the top and middle-order batters failed to make an impression. Skipper Panchal's knock came off 148 balls, with 12 fours and two sixes, while Bharat's unbeaten knock saw him face 104 balls while hitting 10 boundaries. The Panchal-Bharat duo rescued India A with a 117-run fifth-wicket stand after they were left in a tangle at 68 for four. The three centurions from the previous 'Test' -- Abhimanyu Easwaran (22), middle-order batter Rajat Patidar (...